Emhoff, who labored as a litigator specialising in leisure and mental property regulation, now teaches regulation at Georgetown College.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, is getting settled in a brand new job educating regulation at Georgetown College amid a high-pressure second in U.S. historical past.
There’s the pandemic and the vaccinations, the $1.9 trillion aid package deal and the open wounds of a political divide that led to the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. However Mr. Emhoff’s dinner dialog along with his spouse can be acquainted to nearly any married couple: “How was your day?”
“I speak about the way it’s going, how I’m making an attempt to achieve the scholars, and the way they’re responding to me,” Mr. Emhoff instructed reporters on Monday. “And look, it’s odd the second gentleman is their instructor. However we sort of distributed with that. It was possibly 5 minutes within the first-class.”
Mr. Emhoff mentioned his spouse tends to be concerned with what occurs within the class, since she is a lawyer, too.
Joined by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, Mr. Emhoff on Monday toured Hook Corridor, which is a part of a COVID-19 aid effort to distribute meals and care kits to native hospitality staff.
Married to Ms. Harris since 2014, Mr. Emhoff left the Los Angeles workplace of the regulation agency of DLA Piper after Ms. Harris was elected with President Joe Biden. It was a profession shift for a high-flying litigator specialising in leisure and mental property regulation who, in keeping with publicly launched tax filings, earned about $3 million final 12 months.
Mr. Emhoff mentioned he’s grateful to have the ability to help his spouse in her new position.
“We want extra sturdy, highly effective girls in authorities, and we’d like sturdy, highly effective girls in enterprise,” he mentioned.
Mr. Emhoff mentioned he is speaking to administration specialists to be taught the problems and never simply visiting museums and libraries in Washington. He’s additionally experiencing the challenges of a digital classroom.
“Initially, I’ve discovered educating is basically onerous,” Mr. Emhoff mentioned. “The quantity of labor that it’s important to put in and the additional effort, particularly throughout COVID, doing over Zoom.”